Today we’d like to introduce you to Taisha Andrews.
Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
I was a mobility bus driver from 2003-2013 we use to carry bags to collect out fares from riders. I use to glue colorful buttons on my fare bag and other drivers always inquired about it, it was just fun but drivers began asking me to make them and sell them. In 2013 my scoliosis (which I was born with) would not allow me to remain a driver I could not pass Department of transportation driver exam. I started working some part-time jobs still trying to figure out what I’m the world I would do next. In June of 2013, I got married and I became a housewife still use to being a driver and undecided on what I would do. Drivers starting reaching out on Facebook asking for designed Fanny packs every week it became more and more and a lightbulb clicked boom! New part-time gig well it just blew up! Over the years my talent and creativity improved and it became a full-time gig. In 2016 at the age of 39, I had my very first child I took a break from my business just to get use to becoming a mom and it seemed my customers didn’t approve of a break lol orders just kept pouring in so in 2018 I decided to start my business back up full time and call it CusTYmize. The business name comes from my name which everyone calls me Ty and the fact that I do everything custom. I have Been blessed in my business since pandemic I was Able to learn new crafts and business is excellent.
Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
Has not been a smooth road at all I’ve had months where my business would not make a dime
As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
I customize Just about anything! I specialize in bling! I love Shiny I love stones I’m known for my sparkly style customers know my work a mile away. I’m really proud of the way my craft has improved I’ve learned a lot along the way.
How can people work with you, collaborate with you, or support you?
All I ever ask from people is to share my business with others even if you cannot support financially, just share my photos, etc.
- $20 personalized hats
- $50 personalized crocs
- $65 personalized sneakers
- Email: TaishaAndrews@yahoo.com
- Instagram: Custymize
- Facebook: Custymize
- Other: Tik Tok Taisha Andrews